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Fraud Of Seniors Will Be Topic

Senior citizens are often the target of consumer fraud over the telephone or through the mail.

The South Hill Senior Center, 2727 S. Mount Vernon, is planning a free program next month to help its members identify and avoid unscrupulous sales pitches.

It is one of a series of ongoing programs at the center to help seniors manage their lives.

Postal Inspector James Bordenet from the Seattle division of the Postal Service will appear at 10:30 a.m. June 3 at the center to talk about the problem of fraud.

People who work with senior citizens in the community are invited to the seminar earlier, at 9 a.m. to learn how to educate their clients on avoiding fraud.

On Monday, the center is offering a short seminar on who needs long-term health care insurance.

The 1 p.m. seminar will cover topics such as alternatives to nursing homes, Medicare benefits, the handling of personal assets and the need for insurance under specific situations.

, DataTimes

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